Accession Number : ADA322965

Title :   Demonstration and Evaluation of an Autonomous Multiple-Sensor System for Characterizing Buried Unexploded Ordnance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Nov 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY DIV

PDF Url : ADA322965

Report Date : 28 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), consisting of bombs, projectiles, mortars, small arms, and submunitions, is the legacy of military troop training and weapon system testing. Department of Defense Force reductions over the past decades have resulted in real property being identified for alternate uses. Moreover, the cost to remediate these properties were estimated to be more than $48 billion. Through a series of commercial technology demonstrations at Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG), Indiana, the Government concluded that current technology does not provide effective and economical methods for UXO characterization and remediation. The results of the JPG demonstrations also indicated that using multiple sensors to characterize buried UXO may yield greater detection capability and reduced false alarrus. This report provides an assessment of the Subsurface Ordnance Characterization System (SOCS) during tests performed at JPG and Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB). SOCS is a testbed system that is used to evaluate various sensors, combinations of sensors, autonomous control and navigation equipment, operating parameters, and data analysis techniques. Specific tests were performed using an array of magnetometers and ground penetrating radar to assess the feasibility of an autonomous, multiple sensor system for characterizing buried UXO.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, *MAGNETOMETERS, LOW COSTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, ARRAYS, RADAR, MILITARY TRAINING, BURIED OBJECTS, MULTISENSORS, MULTIPLE OPERATION, UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE